The Department of Curiosities: For the Good of the Empire

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When Miss Matilda Meriwether finds herself in the employment of The Department of Curiosities, she realises this is the perfect opportunity to uncover the truth she has been searching for.
But the Queen has other plans for her.

The Department of Curiosities is a steampunk tale of adventure, a heroine, mad scientists, traitors and secrets.
All for the Good of the Empire. More

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About Karen J. Carlisle

Karen J Carlisle is an writer and illustrator of speculative fiction - steampunk, Victorian mysteries and fantasy. She lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex cat.

She has started various other long-term affairs with fantasy fiction, (tabletop) role-playing, gardening, historical re-creation and steampunk – in that order. From the age of nine, she longed to be a writer.

Karen has had articles published in Australian Realms Roleplaying Magazine and Cockatrice (Arts and Sciences magazine). She has written short stories, SF/comedy, non-fiction articles and speculative fiction. Her short story, An Eye for Detail, was short-listed by the Australian Literature Review in their 2013 Murder/Mystery Short Story Competition. Hunted, was featured in A Trail of Tales, as part of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe.

Karen has always loved chocolate - dark preferred - and rarely refuses a cup of tea.

She is not keen on the South Australian summers.

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GW2247 reviewed on Feb. 3, 2020

If you are a Steampunk lover you will love this book. Even if you are not really into this genre, you will love this book. I found this book extremely well written and totally entertaining. Even though there are many fantastic gadgets, I feel this story is more character driven with mystery, treachery, sabotage and spies set in Queen Victoria's time. I enjoyed following Tillies' adventure as she tries to prove her father was not a traitor to the crown. She does not know who to trust, so she is pretty much on her own.... The writing is an exciting page turner. The characters are engaging and there are a number of surprises. Everything I love in a story.... I have never read this author before, so it was a wonderful experience to read a well thought out plot, great characters and total enjoyment of reading a really good book.
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